SOUTHEND Spartans Rugby League side will be fighting fit for the start of the new season after agreeing a new sponsorship deal.

The Spartans, who kick off their East of England Premiership campaign next month, have teamed up with Rush Fitness’ new 24/7 gym in Victoria Avenue, Southend.

And Spartans’ head coach Gareth Barron insists the club are thrilled to have received their backing.

“There is a real buzz around the team this season as we step up to the premier league,” said Barron.

“We have a good set of lads and through our relationship with Rush Fitness; we have access to some of the best training facilities in the local area.

“We’re looking forward to good things.”

For more information, visit the club’s website at www. southendrugby league. com or www.rushfitness.